So, I had a bit of a revelation over the course of the past week. I am happy. This may not seem to be something life changing for some, but for me it is. I’ve had such a ridiculous year between graduating from college, and leaving this wonderful bubble of a life, to struggling to find myself, and what I want to do in life, to making an ass of myself while intoxicated, going through men, and finally realizing that I have a whole lot of love coming from so many great and inspiring people. I think that our friends ultimately change us and challenge us to be the best possible versions of ourselves. I wouldn’t change my life right now, not one bit. I don’t regret anything I’ve said or done. I honestly know that my life will go on if some guy doesn’t ask me on a date, or a job doesn’t end up being what I thought it would be. I feel as though I have this strange sense of power and boldness that has overcome me in the last few weeks. I’ve always been me, said what I thought, and tried my best to do right by the people I love. However, sometimes it’s hard to get over a hump in your life; whether you had your heart broken or had an unlucky break at work, to losing a loved one, to losing yourself. I’m not the type to deny when I’ve screwed up; actually I try really hard to say sorry first if there is ever a situation where I know that I was an ass, or hurt someone.
What I’ve come to realize is that no one can make you feel unworthy other than yourself. I have finally realized that, I am not always the problem when something doesn’t go my way, and I am not always going to understand why certain people come in or out of my life, or why I can’t stop doing something even if I know I should. What I do know is that this world is full of a lot more love and warm hearted people than we all will ever know. I have people who would take a bullet for me, and I for them. I have friends who will go out with me and remind me that life goes on. I have a family that, when it comes down to it, is one of the best things in the entire world. I know that when something terrible happens, I have at least a handful of people that would drop their entire life, and be at my side; how can I ever complain about “not-having” when I have, so much more than I feel I deserve. Everything is going to be alright. It really, really is.
So I suppose the point of this, is to say I love you all, and don’t ever change. People will love you for who you are, and even when you are horrible to them, or ignore them, the ones that I like to refer as a “lifer”, they always know how to forgive and forget. I couldn’t see my life being any other way than it is right now. I’m having the time of my life, and experiencing it with so many witty, wonderful, rambunctious, loving people. Who could possibly ask for more?
Hold onto the moments, and the people who allow you to truly be happy, and truly be yourself.
Kermit the Frog (via disneybound)
What a smart man…
Any adult will tell you that the first day at a new job, is exactly like the first day of school. You pick out your outfit the night before, you make sure your lunch is made(remember, I’m trying to be frugal!), you pack your bag, and try to get to bed at a decent hour so you’re not late. Well today was my first day at my new job, and I have to say it was smooth sailing. I really love the environment I am in, and the women I work with are all so inspiring; they all have a healthy work/life balance, they all are put together(but not too put together), they kill their jobs, they are very welcoming, and best of all, they trust me, and I am “part of the gang”. So far, I am very impressed, and really glad to be apart of such a great team.
I feel very lucky :)
Now, hopefully I will be feeling the same a few weeks in…just kidding!
Side note: I am so happy to be commuting again! Yay for getting 3miles(minimum) of walking to and from the train station! Butt, you will be toned again in no time!
Hope you all had a great start to your week!
So, seeing as I am going through a job change, trying to save money, and also making sure I stay out of debt, I have decided that I am going to quit shopping(or shall I say, quit spending when I shop) for a month; 31 days to be exact. As you can see from the picture above, I have quite a large closet, that is filled to the gills; this shouldn’t be too hard of a challenge. However, for any fellow shopaholics out there, you know not buying even some sort of accessory in 31days, can be a bit of a challenge, so I’m going to do my best to withhold myself, and instead go through my closet, and try to wear things I haven’t in a long time, as well as take some risks. Fashion is all about reinventing and having fun with what you’re wearing, so I’m posting this, to keep myself in check, as well as to start the countdown.
Challenge begins, tomorrow, January 23 and ends February 23rd(a day before my birthday!)…I will attempt to post some head-to-toe photos of outfits that I really love, hope you all enjoy!
I’m the first person to tell you that I appreciate advice. I’ve learned so much from other people in my life, especially my mother, and I do think that hearing about someone else’s experience and learning from it, is one of the best tools you can have.
What happens when you get advice from someone you really trust, and it isn’t what you want to hear? Do you just take it into consideration? Do you take it to heart? Or follow your heart?
Life is full of tough decisions. Should we always make our decisions, based on what the people closest to us think, or what we know to be true to ourselves?
I don’t think there’s a right or wrong answer, but I do think that we need to be open to others ideas and opinions. Don’t think that you always know best; people who are older, usually are wiser, and thus the reason for the saying.
Think about it.
It’s been a hell of a couple weeks over here, and I apologize for not checking in. I’ve accepted a job offer at a company that I truly admire and can’t wait to work with. I’m still in the city I love, and only moving 4 blocks! The best part is that it already feels like home. I don’t start work until the 23rd, which is great because now I get to play all week!
However, play really means, cleaning out my closet, room, and really getting myself organized and on the right track.
First step: get a new planner…check. I love office supplies, and had an urge to get new pens…I know, I know, OCD up in here, but I love the Uniball Vision Needle pens, they just rub me the right way. I got a pack of 8 that are all different colors…color coded notes? You bet. Being organized does not only help you to keep track of all the chaos, but also keeps you in control of where you are headed. Do not take being organized as a burden; you will ultimately be less stressed when you can clearly see what’s ahead of you.
Second step: cross my “t’s” and dot my “i’s”. I truly believe in writing thank you letters. When you are given a job opportunity or had someone take time out of their day to meet with you, this is an absolute must. The more personal the better. Obviously I would advise to not hand write thank you letters to everyone; there is definitely a time and place. However, I do encourage if you have a personal relationship with someone who helped you to achieve something, or did you a favor, or even threw an exceptional party, to hand write a thank you. Otherwise, I would still encourage to type out a thank you and then send it to them signed; emails are beginning to become too familiar. You really do not realize the impact a simple “thanks” has on people, especially when they are mailed the “old fashioned” way. They remember you for it.
Third step: make sure to budget. Coming off the holiday season leaves many of us either in debt, or eating ramen noodles nightly to make sure we make the bills. I was never one who liked to budget what I spent; as long as I was in the positive, it was OK with me. But then I realized that once you leave college, and have a more steady income, you need to make sure you are not only paying your bills but saving for your future. In this economy, you can never have “too much” money in your savings. Make sure you are planning for the future, because you never know when you may need that “extra” money.
Fourth step: declutter your personal space. This is probably the hardest step for me. Being someone who loves cozy and hates blank space, I’ve accumulated a lot of “junk” over the years. I’ve slowly thrown away many things over the last few months being home from college, but with life changes, comes space changes. If you build it he will come; my motto for a comfortable space. If you are constantly surrounded by distractions, it becomes hard to focus on what’s important; I hate to admit it, but sometimes less is more.
There will be many more steps in the process of getting myself “in order” and I promise to share later. Writing all of these items down helps me to keep in check. If any of you have suggestions how to make sure I stay on track, I’d greatly appreciated the advice! What do you think is important in living a healthy, organized life?
So I was let go by my employer last Friday, and as I stated before, it sucks, but I was relieved to get a chance to start a new and look for a job I truly enjoy. These are a few things that I noticed have changed being almost a week out…
- I’m definitely in a very upbeat mood.
- I get 10hrs of sleep, and don’t necessarily HAVE to shower everyday…although I have been.
- I can stay up late again, and watch Pawn Stars and Ghost Hunters on the History Channel.
- I can (obviously) write and explore fun new things on the internet.
- I can take care of my new man. (Louie you are just so damn demanding!)
- I can harass my friends on FB/Twitter…more than I already do.
- I can work out for like 4hrs everyday…um yeah let’s not start lying now…
- I can look for totally awesome rad jobs.
Anyways, just a few things. But really, I have this weight lifted, and I was being savvy while I was still at said job, by networking with friends whom are at companies I would like to work at.
That being said I had a very successful phone interview today(she asked me to come in for an interview next week, YAY!) and also got word that a position that would be IDEAL, is within my grasp, and I should be interviewing with them next week.
So, while funemployment has its perks, I’m definitely looking ahead and loving the possibilities that are coming my way!
So to any of you other funemployment people out there, keep your chins up! I believe in us!
watch out tonight. my grandma always says the crazies come out on full moons.